Description: Footage [no sound] of the Black Panther Party (BPP) National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism held at the Oakland Auditorium and DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") in Oakland, California, from July 18 to 20, 1969.
Clip begins with the "Women Speak Out Against Fascism" panel held at the Oakland Auditorium on July 18, 1969, and shows speakers Dr. Marlene Dixon of the University of Chicago [0:10] Chair of the Welfare Rights Organization Evelyn Harris [0:12] BPP member Carol Henry [0:29] and BPP member Roberta Alexander [0:31]
Following is footage of the "Community Control of Police" presentation at the Oakland Auditorium on July 20, 1969 presented by BPP Chairman Bobby Seale [0:44] and opening session remarks at the Oakland Auditorium on July 18, 1969, by Seale [3:04] BPP Minister of Education Raymond "Masai" Hewitt (seen speaking with Seale) [3:58] and Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, Jr., publisher of San Francisco Sun-Reporter [4:10]
Events at DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") on July 20, 1969 [begins 5:25] include speeches by Hewitt [6:28] a "Medical Profession versus Fascism" speech by Dr. Philip Shapiro, prominent Bay Area Psychiatrist and Human Rights activist with the Medical Committee for Human Rights [9:33] and a "Religion versus Fascism" panel which included speakers Father Earl Neil of St. Augustine's Church, Oakland [10:10] Reverend Albert Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial church, San Francisco [?] Father Eugene Boyle of Sacred Heart church, San Francisco [10:28] and Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Operation Breadbasket [10:55]
Footage of the conference's second session at the Oakland Auditorium on July 19, 1969 [begins 11:41] includes speeches by then-Berkeley City Council member Ronald V. Dellums [14:49] family members of Los Siete de la Raza [16:39] and Bob Avakian [16:48]
Clip ends with undated footage of BPP members at DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") [19:27] and conference registration at the Oakland Auditorium [20:23-21:00]
The United Front Against Fascism (UFAF) conference was held at the Oakland Auditorium and DeFremery Park ("Lil' Bobby Hutton Memorial Park") in Oakland, California, from July 18 to 20, 1969. Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for his identification and editorial comments regarding the conference.
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